Chuck farthing
Chuck Chuck, n. 1. A slight blow or pat under the chin. [1913 Webster]

2. A short throw; a toss. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon. [1913 Webster]

{Chuck farthing}, a play in which a farthing is pitched into a hole; pitch farthing.

{Chuck hole}, a deep hole in a wagon rut.

{Elliptic chuck}, a chuck having a slider and an eccentric circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding motion across the center which generates an ellipse. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chuck-farthing — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: chuck (III) : an old game in which the player who pitched coins nearest to a mark tossed all the coins at a hole and won those that went into it called also pitch farthing; compare pitch penny …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chuck — Chuck, n. 1. A slight blow or pat under the chin. [1913 Webster] 2. A short throw; a toss. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chuck hole — Chuck Chuck, n. 1. A slight blow or pat under the chin. [1913 Webster] 2. A short throw; a toss. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elliptic chuck — Chuck Chuck, n. 1. A slight blow or pat under the chin. [1913 Webster] 2. A short throw; a toss. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated upon. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitch farthing — Pitch Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pitch-farthing — noun Etymology: pitch (III) : chuck farthing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chance — I (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of assignable cause. < N PARAG:Chance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 chance chance indetermination accident fortune hazard hap haphazard chance medley random luck raccroc casualty …   English dictionary for students

  • Concert pitch — Pitch Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diametral pitch — Pitch Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pitch — Pitch, n. 1. A throw; a toss; a cast, as of something from the hand; as, a good pitch in quoits. [1913 Webster] {Pitch and toss}, a game played by tossing up a coin, and calling Heads or tails; hence: {To play pitch and toss with (anything)}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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